“Conflicts cause deaths and injuries. They also disrupt the social, political and economic organization of societies, aggravate disparities and erode development. In protracted conflicts, the persistence of such disruption often leaves indelible marks on people and societies,” the ICRC says.
“Climate risks and environmental degradation only make matters worse. The convergence of climate risks and conflict further worsens food and economic insecurity and health disparities, limits access to essential services, while weakening the capacity of governments, institutions and societies to provide support.”
The Climate Centre is advancing practice, policy and research on the intersection of climate and conflict, by supporting the ICRC to integrate climate risk into its operations globally, including capacity building, a dedicated help desk, research and policy.
We are also advancing research on the compound risks of climate, conflict, violence and displacement, and supporting the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement on policy on climate action in the context of conflict and violence.
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